On September 13, 2020, Sangha member Conor McCann explores memories of the past and a few ways Buddhist philosophy handles memory.
On August 30, 2020, Sangha member Jac Dufrense interweaves the Dharma with secular perspectives, including discussions around personal accountability, interdependence, equity, and ultimately faith. This talk is geared towards those called to action to engage liberation in all its forms.
On August 16, 2020, Yeshe Sanglam (Dirk Johnson) gave a thumbnail introduction to the Tantra "Chanting the Names of Manjushri."
On August 9, 2020, Sangha member Jules Jallab shared about her experience traveling to Nepal and living at the Thangkar Monastic Institute in Kathmandu. Jules shared her experiences teaching the child monks, as well as some of what she learned studying under Khangser Rinpoche
On August 3, 2020, Patty Marcotte very briefly discussed practice with family.
Yeshe Jamyang / Patty Marcotte delivered this talk on August 2, 2020. Unfortunately, the recording of her talk has some issues that prevent it from being displayed. What follows is a transcript of her talk: Buddha Nature as it relates to our basic goodness.
On July 5, 2020, therapists Colleen Wong and Lindsay Parkinson each presented. Colleen explored the inner critic, what it is, when it's a problem and what to do about it. Then Lindsay explored the idea of creating our Inner Critic in a visual representation.
On Sunday June 28, 2020, Dirk Johnson gave an introductory talk about the Five Skandhas. At 56:46 the video continues with a talk by Arjia Rinpoche about the Heart Sutra. This video will also be posted in the visiting teachers section of the website.
On Sunday June 7, 2020, Susan Farrar, Ellen Wolf, Conor McCann (refuge students of Lama Yeshe Jinpa), and Jim Hare (Zen priest and head of practice at the Valley Stream Zen Sangha) speak about their encounter with an in-depth Sutra and Shastra teaching. All four attended Professor Jay Garfield's "Emptiness and the Mind Perceiving It" retreat hosted by Sravasti Abbey from May 9-17, 2020.